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In-ceiling Speaker help

Am planning to buy in-ceiling speakers for ambience and 'non home theater' music, to be installed throughout the house. Question:
How important is it to have a 'back-can' or 'enclosure' at the back of the speaker? Does it make a big difference?

Am looking at 3 options:
1. polk audio RCi60 ($120 per speaker)
2. Paradigm AMS 100 ($130 per speaker)
3. Tannoy CVS 6 ($180 per speaker)

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Back-can if proper designed only, otherwise...

an infinite baffle enclosure is best (no enclosure to bounce the sound waves back to the speaker).

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just to clarify, are you recommending not to use any enclosures for the in-ceiling speaker? If so, wouldn't a portion of the sound be lost in the attic.

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Yes but no big lost so to speak.

You want to lose it and that's why they spend so much money in speaker enclosure design.

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